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A Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat after he recorded himself licking personal hygiene items on a shelf in a Walmart store.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, posted a video of himself licking a row of deodorants at the Warrenton Walmart on March 11. "Who's scared of coronavirus?" he asked as he licked the items.

Pfister was identified by outraged citizens and arrested on Monday, March 23.

The Warrenton Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page, saying police received calls from concerned local residents, as well as foreigners in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.

"We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in," Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. "We take these things seriously to protect our community."

Pfister's attorney, Patrick J. Coyne, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client's behavior was "immature" and "impulsive" and he shouldn't be treated like a criminal.

That "public conduct that was immature on March 10 looks completely different through the lens of today," Coyne said. "Everything has changed at warp sped, but that should not work retroactively and convert a tasteless and impulsive act into a criminal terrorist threat."

Pfister is being held in jail without bail. He appeared in court Wednesday and his next hearing is set for May.

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Ari Shaffir's comedy career is circling the drain amid fierce public backlash to his comments about NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Shaffir's talent agent dropped him, and a NY comedy club cancelled an upcoming show after the comedian made light of Kobe's death.

When the news broke that the former Lakers star died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Shaffir joked that Kobe died "23 years too late."

Shaffir said Kobe should have died 23 years earlier, a crude reference to the NBA star's scandalous rape case in Colorado in 2003.

After the initial backlash, that included death threats, Shaffir claimed his Twitter account was hacked. When that excuse didn't work, he said he was only joking.

"Every time a beloved celerity dies I post some horrible shit about them. I've been doing it for years now,” he wrote. "I like destroying gods. And right when a famous person dies they're at their most worshipped. So as a response to all the outpouring of sympathy on social media, I post something vile. It's just a joke. I don't really hate any of the people."

He explained that he wasn't aware Kobe's daughter, Gianna, 13, was also on the helicopter when it crashed into a hillside in dense fog. Shaffir said he was just "looking to post some inappropriate jokes” to boost his follow count.

Explaining that he hated the Lakers because they would always "torch" his beloved Charlotte Hornets, Shaffir said he realized his post was inappropriate and he apologized.

"I'm not actually celebrating his death. I'm not actually celebrating any of their deaths. That's just an act."

 

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A Florida man is behind bars for threatening President Donald Trump on Facebook Live. Chauncy Lump, 26, wore a towel on his head and a show curtain over his body in the Facebook Live video.

He smeared white cream on his face and threatened Trump’s life after Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was blown apart in a drone missile strike in Iraq on Jan. 3.

"He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald. I am ready," Lump said, according to the complaint.

"Do Not play with me, I have AK-47, I have it here, do not play with me, okay," he said before threatening to travel to West Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump was staying on Friday night.

When Secret Service agents showed up at his door the next day, Lump told them the threats were intended as "a joke." But federal agents weren't laughing as they took him into custody.

Lump was charged with knowingly and willfully making threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the president of the United States, a federal crime.

The Secret Service was tipped off by a Facebook employee who spotted the video shortly after it went live on a page called "BlackMan Vs America."

Lump legally owns a semi-automatic pistol. He told agents he had a bachelor's degree in homeland security from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, but authorities ran a background check and learned he only completed one semester.

Lump told authorities the video was a mistake. "I shouldn't have did it in the first place," he said, according to the complaint.

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An employee at a nursing facility in San Diego, California is taking responsibility for the deaths of 11 elderly Trump supporters.

The worker made the shocking confession in a private DM message to a user on Reddit.com.

"Hey, I work in a retirement home and care for lots of trump supporters in their last days," he wrote. "I can tell you with certainty that 11 people (all verified trump supporters) could have been resuscitated/prevented from [dying] had I taken the appropriate measures."

The person added: "I am literally letting you fuckers die off. These people vote like 100% of the time so it counts."

The man went on to blame Trump supporters on Reddit's pro-Trump forum, The_Donald, for his actions.

"Every time I come on The Donald and see something that fucking disgusts me (e.g. "Its Okay to be White" postings) I note it and then take it out on a trump supporter in the home I work at (for example I have loaded food with diuretics, withheld medicine and sample provided the incorrect medicine)."

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The direct message was later deleted, but not before the recipient took a screenshot of the message and posted it to The_Donald and on 4chan, an Internet forum for hackers.

The worker, who appears to be Black, was quickly doxxed (identified) by 4chan. His contact information - including the facility where he works - were posted on both boards.

The man hastily deleted his Reddit and LinkedIn accounts. His comment history on Reddit is littered with anti-Trump commentary such as this comment about Trump supporters: "Literally the worst group of people in this country. Man I HATE THESE people so GODAMN much."

Less than 24 hours later, AMN Healthcare, which operates the nursing facility where the man works, confirmed the person is an employee who still works for the company.

"The individual who works for us is not a clinician, does not work in a clinical setting or work in a location where patients are cared for. However, we take this very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation."

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AMN Healthcare has not provided an update on Twitter.com in over 24 hours.

Question: Is the employee's hate speech protected under the First Amendment? Would you feel comfortable leaving your elderly loved one in the facility where he works?
 

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Rapper Drake is looking over his shoulders after a series of threats targeting his California home and OVO store.

Last week rapper Drake's Hidden Hills, California home and Los Angeles OVO store were vandalized. Well, a source tells Hollywood Unlocked that Drake's OVO store in Chicago was hit by bullets over the weekend.

Video footage obtained by HU shows the scene outside the Chicago store. A man is heard saying to the camera, "He's f-cking with the wrong ni--as. I don't do that" before producing a handgun and walking up to the store. In a second video clip, plywood covers the shot out window in the front of the OVO store.

According to published reports, the vandalism on the West Coast occurred after the Toronto rapper sent a private message to Don C's wife, Kristen Noel Crawley, on social media, asking her to intervene in his squabble with her husband.

A video making the rounds on social media last week shows the OVO storefront in Los Angeles covered in red spray paint. The message reads: "Leave L.A."

Drake's Hidden Hills mansion was also vandalized last week.

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Former friends Drake and Don C are both signed to Nike, designing high-profile sneakers for the sportswear giant.

It is also being reported that someone is surveilling Drake's father, Dennis Graham.
 

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Unemployed NFL star Antonio Brown reportedly encouraged death threats against a Sports Illustrated reporter who published his 2nd accuser's story.

Sports Illustrated reporter Roberto Klemko published the woman's story and now he is receiving vicious death threats from Patriots fans on Twitter.com.

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Klemko, who is mixed race, took to Twitter to repost death threats and racist tweets directed at him from Patriots fans.

"Watch ur back negro," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user wrote: "I really hope something bad happens to you soon. Like SOON and it will trust me."

On Sunday in a since-deleted tweet Brown encouraged Patriots fans to bring the heat on Klemko. He retweeted a post by The Daily Beast, saying "System working effectively."

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Brown, 31, was let go last week by the New England Patriots after he sent a group text threatening the unidentified artist.

The woman claims she was hired by Brown to paint his portrait for a mural in his Pittsburgh home in 2017.

She said that while working on the portrait, Brown emerged from his bathroom naked and holding a hand towel over his genitals.

After Sports Illustrated published her story, Brown tried to intimidate her by sending photos of her children via group text.

He was released by the team after just 11 days.

Klemko is no pushover. In 2014 he was suspended by Sports Illustrated after he had a physical altercation with a cab driver in Chicago.

Madonna

The U.S. Secret Service has opened an investigation into terroristic threats made by pop singer Madonna against President Donald Trump at a protest on Saturday.

Madonna reportedly told demonstrators at the Women's March On Washington that she has "often" thought of "blowing up the White House".

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Ebony Dickens

Ebony Dickens never imagined that venting her frustrations in a Facebook post would bring the full force of the law crashing down on her head.

The East Point single mom is now cooling her heels in the county lockup after she was arrested for making terroristic threats against law enforcement in a Facebook post.

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Ashley Reid

LA Reid's eldest daughter Ashley stirred controversy on social networking website Twitter.com when she tweeted a not-so-veiled threat of violence toward TLC member Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.

Ashley Reid took to her Twitter account to defend her mother, former TLC manager Perri "Pebbles" Reid, who was being dragged unmercifully on Twitter for an unkind portrayal of her in the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

In defending Pebbles, Ashley reminded Chilli that her milk wasn't clean. Chilli has long been the subject of rumors that she slept with LA Reid while he was married to Pebbles.

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